Tombstone Tuesday – January 21, 2020

Beverly Beardsley is the topic of my final ProGen assignment this week, so I thought it was fitting that he was my first Tombstone Tuesday topic. He is buried in the Old Clintonville Cemetery in the same plot as his son, Leslie Winchester Beardsley and my beloved Sarah Larkin Beardsley, MD. Beverley Beardsley lived inContinue reading “Tombstone Tuesday – January 21, 2020”

Another Rabbit Hole

This week I have been going down a lot of rabbit holes. Currently I am in the beginning stages of my final ProGen Assignment. I have to write a narrative about an ancestral couple and their children. I have decided I seriously do not want to write about my Stewart Lines as there are justContinue reading “Another Rabbit Hole”

Learned something new…

Today, I watched a webinar entitled Long Distance Italian Genealogy from Shellee A. Morehead, PhD, CG that was on Legacy Family Tree Webinars. My Dad and I had been talking about his family line and we know so little of anyone who was not in the United States. So after watching the webinar where I wasContinue reading “Learned something new…”

Love the headline..

This weekend I was working on my Stewart Line and I stumbled across this obituary for my 2X Great-Grandmother, Ella Mayo Stewart. Bang really in your face, a bit of sensationalism anyone. This obituary appeared in THE Plattsburgh Daily Press. Ella is the widow of Joseph Gardiner Stewart of the previous post. Back in theContinue reading “Love the headline..”

Joseph Gardiner Stewart (1851-1912)

Joseph Gardiner Stewart was born 4 Oct 1851 in Redford, Clinton Co, NewYork to  William Stewart (1811-1872) and Elizabeth Davis Stewart (1826-1897). Joseph Stewart is my 2nd Great-Grandfather. Joseph first appears on the 1860 census in the Town of Black Brook, Clinton Co, NY along with his parents, William (49) and Elizabeth (30), sister MaryContinue reading “Joseph Gardiner Stewart (1851-1912)”

52 Ancestors – Week 2 – Favorite Photo

This week we were prompted to post about our favorite photo. I have 2 currently one old and one new. I love this photo of my husband and our 3 kiddos from October 2018. It is a favorite because Jimmy our now 12 year old is actually looking at the camera. He has autism andContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 2 – Favorite Photo”

52 Ancestors in 2020 – Week 1 – Fresh Start

It is a brand new year and a new decade. As the new year dawns it is full of amazing possibilities and opportunities, a new beginning and a fresh start, which brings us to our topic for week one of the edition of 52 Ancestors. My Fresh Start is not chucking everything and starting over,Continue reading “52 Ancestors in 2020 – Week 1 – Fresh Start”

52 Ancestors – Week 52 – You

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” ― Judy Garland I did it. I completed all 52 Weeks of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. I stuck with it. This weeks prompt is about you. So I figured I would tell you a bit about me. IContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 52 – You”

52 Ancestors – Week 51 – Future

So looking forward to 2020, I have all sorts of projects and goals in mind. It is going to require me to be a bit more organized with my time and with my research. Genealogy Projects for 2020 File a DAR supplemental application for my daughter through her paternal grandma’s line. Clear the DAR AdditionalContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 51 – Future”

52 Ancestors – Week 49 – Craft

This is a topic that is near and dear to me. Back in 2010, I taught myself to sew. My grandma was a master seamstress. She could also crochet and knit, but I never took her up on her offers to learn and it makes me sad. This is a dress I made a coupleContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 49 – Craft”